Looking at the 2010 Chevrolet Silverado HD

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Chevrolet’s 2010 Silverado HD, the heavy-duty versions of the Silverado 1500, hasn’t changed that much. Most of GMC’s Sierra HD models distinguish themselves from each other by makeup of the front part.

The Silverado HD models have the ¾ ton 2500 as well as the 1 ton 3500 series in all three of WT, LT, and LTZ trim levels. They all have either the “Pure Pickup” or the “Luxury Inspired” interior designs. Cab styles include (1) regular 2-door style; (2) 4-door extended with rear access; and (3) a 4 front-hinge door crew cab. Extended models have rear doors that open up to 170 degrees and have power windows. They can also come with bucket seats or a 40/20/40 split bench, but the extended and crew cab can also include a rear bench that has a flip-up cushion split into 60/40. The regular cab only has an 8-foot cargo bed, while the extended and crew cab has a 6.5-foot bed. You can get the long beds along with the optional dual rear wheels.

2010 Chevrolet Silverado HD Looking at the 2010 Chevrolet Silverado HD

These HDs have an engine that’s either a 353 hp 6.0 liter V8 or a turbo diesel 365 hp 6.6 liter that’s bio-diesel capable. Both engines work with a 6 speed automatic transmission. There are, however, no more manual transmissions. Upon buying, you can choose to have either a rear-wheel drive or either of the two low-range gearing 4WD systems, namely (1) a part time setup that’s not meant for dry pavement, or (2) a full-time system. It also comes with an automatic-locking system as well as modified suspensions. It has a towing capacity of 16500 lbs.

Silverado comes with two available main safety features, which include an antiskid system and ABS. These two systems work hand-in-hand. The ABS, which stands for antilock brake system, independently functions to prevent wheels from getting locked up when the brakes are applied, while the antiskid system taps the ABS to apply individual brakes when the Silverado skids.

There is also an optional off-road package with higher suspension as well as chassis skid plates, remote starting system, rear-obstacle detection, and a rear window with power slide. You can also get a tailgate assist feature called the “EZ Lift” and cargo rails that have sliding anchorages. Further still, you can opt to have a swing out bed extender, touch screen navigation system, and a DVD component.

Here’s what the expert ratings say: Alongside the average rating of the large pickup truck that gets a 62.5, the 2500HD Ext., 2WD, gas, short bed Silverado fares better with a total score of 66. The experts loved most the front seat comfort of the vehicle (rating: 9) as well as its overall value within its class of vehicles (rating: 8).

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